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The Alchemy of Adrenaline
We are all familiar with the role of adrenaline and it’s place in facilitating the birth process. In this webinar Midwives, Emily Graham and Carey Glenn look at this powerful hormone from a new perspective; as it exists in the body of the birth attendant. This webinar will teach how to recognize the presence of adrenaline, how to use it wisely and how to discharge it without unnecessarily disturbing the birthing person.
Easing the fear of Blood Loss in Birth
In this class, Gloria Lemay, a wise woman midwife and teacher in Canada, will share some of the knowledge she has gained, over her 40 years as a practicing midwife, about how to attend women in all stages of pregnancy when blood is present.
Practicing Midwifery in the Private
How to serve women without being subject to the corporate codes and statues you’ve been trained to call “laws”
This presentation will outline practical steps you can take to free yourself from these constraints and create the structures required to practice midwifery in the “private,” outside the jurisdiction of the public system most people are trained to refer to as the “real world.”
Vaginal Steaming for Midwives
Vaginal Steaming for midwives presents practical information that can be used to help every client in your practice. This class will be a deep dive into information for using vaginal steaming to help with infertility, Urinary Tract Infections, Bacterial Vaginosis, Uterine Prolapse, Postpartum Healing and so much more.
MotherCare: Why is it so Important?
In this webinar Dr. Oscar Serrallach will be presenting on the importance of taking care of the world’s mothers! This webinar will look at both the scientific and cultural aspects of the post natal period. Dr. Serrallach will explore this ever important subject of MotherCare and what are the implications to both families and society when this doesn’t occur. He will also explore ways as both individuals and as a collect we can understand and support the transition from Maiden to a Mother. This webinar will be PACKED will useful information from a space of science as well as heartfelt support.
Assessing Dilation without Vaginal Examinations
Did you know that there are MANY other ways of assessing where a woman is in labor without a vaginal examination? Vaginal examinations are intrusive and with waters broken increase the risk of infection. Gloria will draw upon her 40 years as a birth worker to share with us all of the ways that midwives/nurses and other birth workers can assess dilation without ever doing a vaginal examination.
Awakening Birth Wisdom Through Mindful Movement
In this webinar participants will learn how to create pathways for pregnant mothers to activate and embody their inner guidance through using the gentle and functional Bellydance Birth® movements during pregnancy and labour. Maha Al Musa is the founder and educator of EmbodyBirth™ (her signature childbirth education and preparation program for expectant mothers and birth professionals who care for them) This class is appropriate for birth workers as well as parents.
Birth Trauma: A Global Health Care Crisis, An Evidence Based Look at the Causes and Solutions.
Join one of the leading experts on Birth Trauma for this incredibly informative webinar! Billie Harrigan is the Founder of Birth Trauma Ontario and the current Director of Childbirth International. She has spent over a decade studying and learning about birth trauma and how to help birth workers provide trauma informed care. This webinar helps establish a strong foundation for birth workers looking to increase their awareness around this important issue.
The Many Miracles of Waterbirth
Join the wise and passionate Barbara Harper as she shares her wisdom on the latest and greatest of waterbirth research. She addresses typical contraindications and how to make water immersion available in hospitals. Waterbirth facilitates skin to skin and respects newborn transitional physiology, which includes leaving the cord intact to increase the function of the new lungs. This webinar is packed full of information and passion from one of the world’s leading experts on the topic!
Prenatal Nutrition Counseling: A real food and Mindful Approach
In this webinar Lily Nichols shares counseling strategies to support clients through dietary changes, specifically how to talk to clients so that they feel supported and motivated, rather than judged. She also shares a deeper understanding of a nutrient-dense, real food diet for optional prenatal health (and how this differs from conventional prenatal nutrition guideline
Join the incredible wise and informative Gail Hart for a class on preventing preterm labor. In this webinar Gail shares low tech methods and remedies for common issues that lead to preterm birth. She goes into detail on the microbiome, inflammation and so much more! You will leave this class having gained greater insight and tools for this complication.
Birth Trauma Recovery: Body and Community Based Healing
In this class Nekole shares her wisdom on birth and trauma. Learn how to recognize trauma’s shifty nature and what we can do to give trauma the attention it needs, so we can heal from it. Nekole will offer her unique wisdom on trauma healing from a both a body, as well as community standpoint.
Let's Talk About Sex: Sexuality After Childbirth and in Motherhood
The POWERHOUSE, Angela Gallo opens up the conversation we all should be having after birth! This webinar is juicy and information; it is one you wont want to miss! Angela talks all about sex after childbirth. Topics discussed will be: the connection between birth and sex, cultural/societal attitudes towards mothers and their sexual identity, ascertaining the presence (or lack there of) of pleasure in your life, considerations re: past trauma and environment + how that affects our sex perspective) reframing sexual health, introducing sex positive language, body awareness, somatic self care and self love practices. This webinar promises to be juicy and informative!
Pleasurable Eating in Pregnancy
In this webinar Jenna shares with us the art of pleasurable and intuitive eating in pregnancy. Pregnancy is a time when the food rules change. The body has new needs, cravings, desires and aversions. You’re eating for two and want to eat well, so how do you do that without stress? Introducing the art of Pleasurable Eating in Pregnancy. When you eat with pleasure, your nervous system is calmed and your metabolism is boosted. Digestion and assimilation of nutrients are more effective, and the whole process is more fun. Learn the Pleasurable Eating Practices that will transform your relationship to food and your body, and support your thriving pregnancy.
Pelvic Floor Optimal Health: Tips and Tricks for Pre and Post Birth
In this webinar Lynn will teach birth professionals three assessment tools to utilize prior to birth, to help set mothers and their internal pelvic floor up for the best passage! Lynn will also be teaching key assessments post birth to help birth professionals address postpartum pelvic floor and abdominal muscle weakness. This webinar will help midwives assist mother’s to feel strong and powerful in this area for years to come.
The Life of A Traveling Midwife
Join Gail Johnson, CPM as she shares her wisdom and path to becoming a traveling midwife. In this webinar you will learn about the demand for traveling midwives as well as the “how to’s” to making this transition.
Gail paints a vivid picture of what the life of a traveling midwife looks life.
The Extraordinary Life of the Babies Biome
The microbiome is one of the THE most exciting areas of science right now. In this webinar Bridget shares her expertise on helping create the optimal microbiome for a baby, no matter how they are born. If you work in pregnancy, birth, or with new parents you need to understand how to help give babies the best bacterial start and the importance of what happens microbially in early life. This information shared is incredibly interesting and literally life and biome shifting!
When Homebirth Doesn't Happen- Solutions for a Successful Hospital Transfer
The Practitioner’s Role In Ecstatic Birth
Pleasure is the most holistic birthing tool there is and yet it is rarely introduced as a viable option by birth practitioners to their clients. In this training, we will discuss the benefits of pleasure in birth preparation and planning, and explore the spectrum of ways in which we can use pleasure to support expectant moms and to nourish ourselves.
Creating The Space: How To Manifest An Undisturbed Third Stage
This class is for all the midwives out here who want to intentionally “do less” during the birth of the placenta and for all the mamas who want to OWN this part of their birth! Even women planning freebirths will benefit from this class because we will be looking at NORMAL physiology and also the “way that we’ve been taught” placenta birth looks (wait; do we even know what it looks like?)
Is Breech Birth Safe With Dr. Rixa Freeze, Phd
Join Dr. Rixa Freeze, PhD as she reviews research on term breech that has emerged since the 2000 Term Breech Trial. From a PubMed search of “breech” and “pelvic presentation” in the title & abstract, she extracted over 1,900 articles published between 2000-2017. She examines the evidence on term breech broken into several categories: neonatal morbidity, perinatal/neonatal mortality, long-term childhood outcomes (1-18 years old), short-term maternal morbidity, maternal mortality, long-term maternal outcomes, and outcomes for the mother’s future babies.
A Matter Of Life And Death Part I: Neonatal Resuscitation With Karen Strange
In this lecture, Karen sheds light on the most common failures and misconceptions that come up in neonatal resuscitation. She explains the key failures as well as the key components to successfully breathing for a newborn.
A Matter Of Life And Death Part II: Birth Case Studies With Karen Strange
In this online class, Karen presents and reviews a few real-life case studies to help you get a clearer picture of the benefits of looking at resuscitations and reviewing them yourself or with someone with a lot more experience in that area. She covers key points that often lead the way to understanding what got missed or what could have been done sooner.
Intuition As Authoritative Knowledge In Midwifery And Birth With Dr. Robbie Davis-Floyd
Join us as Robbie Davis-Floyd PhD discusses intuition and authoritative knowledge in childbirth, how midwives and mothers use intuition to make choices, and how to help women identify for themselves what counts as authoritative knowledge, and how to find the right balance between hierarchal and intuitive knowledge.
Babies Suck! Demystifying How Babies Breastfeed With Jacqueline Kincer, Ibclc
Join Jacqueline Kincer, IBCLC as she discusses the mechanics of latching and infant feeding; the anatomy of the baby’s mouth and mother’s breast and how they work together. Anyone who works with breastfeeding mothers will benefit from this enlightening session.
Vaginal Steaming Class
Having recorded over seven hundred case studies, Keli Garza holds the only known research database on vaginal steaming. Learning from her customers’ experiences, she developed unique vaginal steam treatment protocols for different conditions, becoming a skillful practitioner able to treat a wide array of women’s health concerns.
How To Be An Awesome Partner Before, During And After Birth
Join Tate Haglund-Pagel, a superdad of 3 under 6 (and Margo’s brother, arguably one of the coolest, most thoughtful dudes around) to cut through the BS around the role of the partner during these often challenging months and years.
Labwork For Midwives With Gail Hart
Join research expert and midwife Gail Hart as she takes us through her 90 minute online presentation about lab work for midwives. She will give a thorough review and explanation about blood tests that can be ordered, and detail interpretation about what varied results might mean.
The Baby’s Not Coming! A Webinar On Prolonged Labor
We’ve helped and supported many women through “prolonged labor,” and would like to share our experience, knowledge and inspiration with you.
So, what do we do when babies don’t just “fall out”?
The 90 Minute Guide to Waterbirth
Get the information you need to prepare for your waterbirth.
The Birth Revolution Webinar
The Birth Revolution begins NOW. Join us for this powerful presentation that gets to the heart of the matter when it comes to birth and what is going on in the U.S. We are going to make it crystal clear that reclaiming your power in birth isn’t about the PLACE you birth or with WHOM, but about the underlying principles and philosophy you use to make those choices. This will be a fascinating and eye opening class that will finally give you “the material” to understand birth politics… and help you discover how to make a choice for yourself, or support others in their choices.
Avoiding Cesareans: Everything you need to know that they don't tell you
Come learn the truth about the rising rate of cesarean sections in the US and what you can do to avoid having one yourself. This class will benefit women who have never had a c-section as well as those planning VBACs after any number of previous c-sections.
The Indie Birth Doula Project
If you are a doula, childbirth educator or serve women in birth in any way, this online training is for you! We want to teach and inspire you to change the paradigm of birth with us, one birth at a time.
Indie Birth Visionaries
Maryn Green has been in the birth world for over 13 years, and has been attending women as a midwife since 2009. She has written numerous blog posts and recorded over 140 (and counting!) podcasts on iTunes (“Taking Back Birth”) that encourage women and midwives to rethink what they have been taught, and re-connect with ancient wisdom in combination with current research and knowledge. Her motto; The woman is always the center of her spiral! Most passionate about physiological birth and the fate of future generations, Maryn has been taught by witnessing hundreds of undisturbed births, the best of which have been the births of her own 9 children.
Margo came to the world of pregnancy, birth and babies by way of serendipity and a deep inner calling before ever being pregnant herself. During her college years, she was focused on the history and strategies of social justice activism, women’s personal and collective empowerment, and the development of her own personal vision for a healthy, just and sustainable community. She now brings that background and passion to her community midwifery. She completed a traditional apprenticeship with Maryn from 2011 to 2016, and has been attending births as a midwife since that time. Celosia, Margo's daughter, was born at home in 2014, against all odds, and that experience has been the continuing inspiration for much of her work around concepts of risk, variations of normal, and woman-centered midwifery.
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